⊀ OOC ⊁ LOIC: The Unity Solution is a continuation of a multi-series RP originally started on Gaia in 2011, however the passage of time both in the storyline and OOC from parts 1 (and) 2 to 3 now allows new members to join in as they see fit, while encouraging original cast authors to return as well. The RP has been moved onto Iwaku in response to unsatisfactory environment on it's original forum. ⋇ Originally the gears that moved the war machines of the world's superpowers through the constant turmoil of war and conflict, the orbital weapons platforms that once dominated the outer atmospheres and rained devastation down upon the surface have become nothing more than derelict ruins. Decommissioned shortly after the second great war, the resources required to retain the behemoth structures combined with the destruction they let loose upon the world was enough damage to make a majority of it barren and uninhabitable to all but those creatures which thrived in the ionizing radiation that was left in the wake of the nation's warfare. Now, the ion cannons and their supporting stations glide silently on their circular paths in orbit of earth, blotting out the stars with their imposing silhouettes even after their deaths. ⋆ The unity project, enacted Circa 2075, created 'havens' high above the surface, arks where the rich and influential were able to escape the troubles and threats that lurked in the scarce 'green zones' of the surface world. Colonies remained rebelliously on the brink of life and death, scavengers and militia left after the larger superpowers retreated into the skies running about like ants, constantly fighting for survival against bandits, warlords and the all-too common beasts that wandered out of the red zones in search of food supplies. Deeper into the green zones, capital cities still organized by the nations above turned into little more than militarized fortresses; where those who could afford the outrageous taxes found mass labour in factories and sweat shops and soldiers oppressed those who rebelled against the rich 'ambassadors'. ⋇ LAPs, Light Armament Platforms, the giant mechs that won the first great war and acted as elite forces in the second, have now became legends of the past, the stories of the pilots alike those of knights in shining armour. A few working models still exist scattered throughout the surface world, mostly in museums or bunkers deep beneath the red zones, though those who can interface with them are even rarer. Most military forces that exist on the surface now employ a combination of slower, cheaper walkers and armoured infantry, yet strong air-forces remain the elite of the elite. Smaller, less complex versions of the last-age's LAP's have become more and more common among the arks and capitals, although are still considered prototypes, their operators chosen from among the descendants of the great war's pilots, as well as top-ranking airforce captains. Called 'Angels', these machines are used to crush rebellion and enact the will of the ruling corporations above.